Cheesy Fire Crackers - Football Friday

Friday, November 22, 2019

Cheesy Fire Crackers

Cheesy Fire Crackers - spicy cheese Ritz bits - Only 4 ingredients! Ritz bits, oil, red pepper flakes and Ranch dressing - SO addictive! Great as a snack, on top of soups and chili, for parties, and homemade gifts. Can make in advance and store in an airtight container. We always have a bag in the pantry! #snack #crackers #partyfood
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Spicy Cheesy Ritz Crackers

These Cheesy Fire Crackers are a new favorite at our house. I made a batch last week and we could not stop eating them. They are so addictive! They are great as a snack or on top of soups and stews. We always have a bag in the pantry! These Cheesy Fire Crackers are great for parties and holiday gifts too!

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How to Make Cheesy Fire Crackers

These Cheesy Fire Crackers are super easy to make. Toss together Cheese Ritz Bits, oil, ranch dressing mix, and red pepper flakes. Pop the cracker in the oven for a few minutes and you are done. Cooking the crackers in the oven for a few minutes allows the oil to be absorbed into the crackers. It also makes the crackers nice and crispy.

These Cheesy Fire Crackers can pack a lot of heat, so adjust the red pepper accordingly. I suggest starting with a tablespoon of red pepper flakes and tasting the crackers. You can add more if you are a spicy heat lover.

You can make these Cheesy Fire Crackers in advance and store in an airtight container for months. I usually store them in a gallon ziplock bag.

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Cheesy Fire Crackers are Great for a Crowd

These Cheesy Fire Crackers are always a hit at tailgates and parties. I always get asked for the recipe! Keep this recipe handy for all your upcoming holiday parties. These Cheesy Fire Crackers also make great homemade holiday gifts! Put some crackers in a cellophane bag and tie it up with a holiday ribbon.

Here are a few of our favorite recipes from the blog to complete your party spread that go great with these Cheesy Fire Crackers:







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Appetizer
American
Yield: serves 10 to 12

Cheesy Fire Crackers Recipe

prep time: 5 minscook time: 15 mins total time: 20 mins
Cheesy Fire Crackers - spicy cheese Ritz bits - Only 4 ingredients! Ritz bits, oil, red pepper flakes, and Ranch dressing - SO addictive! Great as a snack, on top of soups and chili, for parties, and homemade gifts. Can make in advance and store in an airtight container. We always have a bag in the pantry! #snack #crackers #partyfood

ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1 (1-oz) package Ranch dressing mix
  • 3-5 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 2 (8.8-oz) boxes cheese Ritz bits

instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 250ºF.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together all ingredients. Spread crackers on a large rimmed baking sheet.
  3. Bake for 15-20 minutes, stirring halfway through. Cool and store in a resealable bag.

NOTES:

Can store in an air tight container for up to a month.


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Sausage & Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms
Cowboy Queso
Funnel Cake Dogs
Pepperoni Pizza Pastry Puffs
Buffalo Ranch Snack Mix


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  1. Can't wait to try this recipe. I am famous for your fire cracker made with saltines. I add 1/2 tsp. of cayenne pepper though as the crushed red pepper flakes never seem to stick to the crackers enough.

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